institute here serves 7,000 a year, but that's half as many as expected in a town this size. the institute is now a key component in the mosaic project, an ambitious plan to make this area much more inviting to immigrants. >> st. louis wants to be a welcoming community, and that's what we are going to do. >> reporter: it city is helping immigrant groups connect with loans, opportunities, education. this is not just a feel-good measure. a study found immigrants are more likely to open businesses, create jobs, raise wages and pursue higher degrees than the general population. as for jason jan, well, the jobs he created may be permanent. he's applied to become a u.s. citizen. tom foreman, cnn, st. louis. i'm pamela brown at the time warner center in new york filling in for don lemon. thank you for keeping us company on this sunday.